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180 applications approved to grow industrial hemp in Alabama

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries said 180 applications were approved to grow industrial hemp in Alabama. Industrial hemp is a type of cannabis plant and is in the same family as marijuana. Advocates said it can be used to create products including oils, car parts and clothing. McMillan Arrington is the owner of… read more »

Texas to remove hemp from controlled substance list

Texas is planning to eliminate hemp from its list of controlled substances. The Dallas Morning News reports that the Texas Department of State Health Services on Friday will remove hemp from a list of Schedule I drugs that can be abused and have no authorized medical use. Other Schedule I drugs include LSD, heroin and… read more »

Dairy farmers weigh growing hemp as market struggles continue

Rob Barley, partner of Star Rock Farms and chairman of the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board, said it’s been a “tough” several years for the industry. Dairy farmers continue to work through a stretch of at or below cost prices in the dairy market. As some farmers search for additional revenue, could the now-legalized hemp crop… read more »

Ohio Senate passes bill legalising hemp products

The Ohio Senate has unanimously passed a bill to legalize hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol oil and create an industrial hemp program in the state. The bill would allow for cultivation of hemp as long as it contains less than 0.3 percent of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. The legislation comes after a 2018 federal… read more »

Get ready for a fast-paced CBD land grab

The CBD gold rush has begun. CBD, the chemical found in hemp and marijuana plants, is showing up in shampoos, lattes, body oils, gummy bears and dog treats. It’s being sold in coffee shops and farmer’s markets, mom-and-pops and high-end department stores and most recently, drugstore chain CVS. “Literally overnight, you’re seeing CBD all around… read more »

Vegan Company Launches CBD-Infused Sparkling Water

Colorado-based company Weller, best known for vegan-friendly Coconut Bites, has announced the launch of flavored sparkling water infused withCBD (cannabidiol). Available in three flavors, Watermelon, Black Cherry and Tangerine, the beverages are infused with 25 mg of CBD (cannabidiol) broad-spectrum hemp extract per can. In addition to being vegan, the zero-calorie beverages are also non-GMO,… read more »

Urban farmer Will Allen launches CBD business

Urban farmer and longtime Growing Power leader Will Allen has launched a new venture in the growing industrial hemp market. Based in Oak Creek, Will Allen’s Beyond Organic produces USDA-certified organic products, including CBD oil, lotions, soaps, dog treats and protein powder. Allen founded and ran urban agriculture nonprofit Growing Power for 23 years before its board decided… read more »

CBD naturally eases storm anxiety in pets

After an extremely rough winter, Kansas Citians are welcoming Spring with open arms. Unfortunately, the warmer weather can also trigger some of the most severe weather events such as tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and hail storms. While we humans know how to prepare for and respond to such events, our pets don’t understand what’s going on… read more »

Once and for all, is CBD oil legal in South Dakota?

Is hemp legal? What about CBD oils? Feds say hemp is legal but South Dakota’s governor isn’t buying into the crop. South Dakota’s attorney general, Jason Ravnsborg, puts the question to rest … at least for now … with a statement that industrial hemp and all forms of CBD oil are still illegal in the… read more »

Authorities cracking down on illegal CBD products sold in central Iowa

AMES, Iowa — Authorities said crackdown on cannabidiol oil is underway as CBD oil is illegally sold in stores across Iowa. Products containing CBD oil are illegal in Iowa unless they come from a dispensary, but that hasn’t stopped retailers from selling CBD products. A Family Video in Ames advertises CBD products in the window,… read more »

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